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Sophos honoured with Partnership Award by Queensland Police

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Earlier this week, at the Queensland Police Fraud and Corporate Crime Symposium 2013 in Australia, Sophos was honoured with a Partnership Award.

Thank you, Queensland Police Service!

Aussie ATM criminals embrace 3D printers for cashpoint crimes

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As you can probably imagine, it didn't take long for controversial uses to emerge for 3D printers, and one of the most newsworthy was the idea of "printing" parts for firearms.

Now, crooks in Sydney are printing their own ATM skimming devices...

UK cybercriminal convicted over 9000 skimmed ATM cards

UK cybercriminal convicted over 9000 skimmed ATM cards

Avon and Somerset Police just secured a conviction against a UK-based cybercriminal busted with data from 9000 skimmed ATM cards.

If you've ever wondered whether skimming makes much money for the crooks, that detail alone should settle the matter...

"Grab hold and give it a wiggle" - security advice for Black Friday and December

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Much of the world is about to enter its busiest retail period. With any retail surge you can expect a corresponding surge in cybercriminality.

So the latest warning from our friends at the Queensland Police Service in Australia is well-timed: watch that cash machine!

SSCC 74 - fighting hi-tech crime, Kelihos botnet, iCode for USA, Amazon Silk tablet, Mac malware and the BEAST

Sophos Security Chet Chat

This week, Chet and Paul Ducklin discuss the interesting and important topics of the past week: fighting hi-tech crime, tackling the Kelihos botnet, taking on zombified home users, examining the risks of Amazon's new Silk tablet, and understanding the BEAST!

Don't fight cybercrime on your own - do it with Synergy!

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Next week, I'll be talking at the Identity and Hi-Tech Crime Symposium 2011 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

There's still time for last-minute registrations at the event, so if you're in the region, why not join me there?

Protecting others from getting ripped off - online or offline

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I've just returned form an event organised by the Queenland cybercops.

The Seniors' Fraud Protection Symposium brought law enforcement, business and industry groups together to work to reduce the exposure of seniors to financially-oriented crimes.

Bomb hoax, busts, skimming, Twitter security, Google fined - 60 Sec Security

Bomb hoax, busts, ATM skimming, Twitter security, Google fined - 60 Sec Security

Lots of readers said they'd like to see our 'news-with-a-conscience' videos more than once a month.

So here you go. 60 Second Security, once every two weeks.

Do you know enough about ATM skimming? Learn more from Fiscal the Fraud Fighting Ferret!

Do you know enough about ATM skimming? Learn more from Fiscal the Fraud Fighting Ferret!

Here's an explanation of why and how to be on your guard when you're getting cash from an ATM.

It doesn't assume you're a computer expert, it doesn't talk down to you, it's easy to follow, and it's narrated by Fiscal, the Fraud Fighting Ferret!

Is Facebook the right place to report a crime?

Is Facebook the right place to report a crime?

Ballarat, a country town in Australia, has made the news today thanks to social networking. One source has written that its "Cops Want Crimes Reported Via Facebook."

Actually, they don't, and it's important to realise why.

Bogus support call scams - this time with market research

Bogus support call scams - this time with market research

Bogus support call scams remain a big problem in Australia.

This time round, the crooks seem to have done their homework, doing a spot of market research first, then waiting a few weeks before starting the scam.